An Overview of Public Health Reaching Across Sectors (PHRASES) (self-paced online course, 1 of 3 in the Public Health Reaching Across Sectors series)

3 modules

Course Length
30 mins

Region IV Public Health Training Center

07 Dec 2020



Note: This is a self-paced online course.

This is the first of three courses on Public Health Reaching Across Sectors (PHRASES).

Training Overview:
This online course is an overview of Public Health Reaching Across Sectors or PHRASES
, a compilation of communication strategies and tools for public health professionals to use to foster a better understanding of public health and the greater willingness of other sectors to engage in cross-sector partnerships. It will provide an introduction to how productive framing and messaging can improve partnerships and overall health outcomes, and an overview of the tools and strategies PHRASES provides to improve communication to other sectors.

The entire training is expected to take 30 minutes to complete.
There are no prerequisites. After finishing all modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard.

Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browsers) and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact

About the Course Developers:
PHRASES is a joint project of the de Beaumont Foundation and the Aspen Institute’s Health, Medicine and Society Program. This course was developed with the support of the Region IV Public Health Training Center at the Emory University Rollins Schools of Public Health.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of cross-sector partnerships to improve health outcomes

  • Describe public health for audiences outside of public health

  • Define what framing is and why it matters for communication

  • Identify language barriers for cross-sector understanding

  • Brainstorm ways to bridge gaps in communication between public health professionals and professionals in other sectors

  • Discuss recommendations from the research findings/Map the Gaps from FrameWorks Institutes research to understand other sectors’ needs and perceptions

  • Describe recommendations from the research findings from Hattaway Communications about communicating about public health to general audiences

  • Select communication strategies to combat stereotypes and failures in communication between public health and other sectors


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate of Completion

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